Sunday, February 25, 2007

STEAMPUNK: a solution to our energy crisis

Fear not populace, there are 1 5/7th shots left to animate before post production begins on the new short, code named: IIUM/KUS. In the meantime, here's a rough design for a steampunk bike-powered tank:

Looks a little front heavy I guess, but whatever. Nobody's going to be driving it outside of the Red Bull Fluntag™. Unless of course, certain higher ups at the Pentagon receive a certain military proposal. DHL don't fail me now!

Well, that's all I got for now. So until I turn on my scanner again, here's more quasi-Japanese parodies.

And remember, next time there'll be more fan service. . . I guess for Darrell or something. I think he's my fan.

Robot rights.

Friday, February 23, 2007

Good-bye OC. We hardly knew ye.

God damn it.

Illustration "Kid Chino & Cosmo Girl" by Zachary Judd Scheer.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

It must be coming towards us at a FANTASTIC speed!

It's been a hard working 3 day weekend leaving us with 3, count 'em, 3 shots left to animate before we go into post production for the new short- IIUM/KUS. Post production seems like an odd way to put it, I'm sure there's a better animation term. What I mean is before we have to scan in all of the shots, create a color scheme, color all the shots, composite them, edit down the audio, build and polish the entire soundtrack, and you know, decide it all sucks and wasn't worth it.

But there's still a bit of time before we realize it all sucks because the last 2 shots are going to be tough. In fact, the last shot is sorta like 8 seperate shots rolled into one, but whatever.

In the meantime here's a
a rough design for one of the characters in the last shot. This robot fellow is half an homage to Robo from Chrono Trigger, and half stolen ideas from Appleseed.

Now more than ever.

Robot rights.

Friday, February 16, 2007

Bo knows staffs

Pencil test time. I've been working on this shot for my upcoming short (code named: IIUM/KUS) for the past couple nights. Here's a rough test of a fellow getting hit with a staff. Not a bo-staff. I don't play like that. Either you call it a staff or a bow, no "bo-staffs" around me. Donatello has a bo, Gandalf has a staff, and I guess Robin Hood had a quarter staff. . . Look, that's just the way it is in my book. Saying bo-staff is like the equivalent of saying Japanimation.

Ok well it's probably not, I just googled it, and "bo staff" did show up on an online store called Karate Depot. But Wikipedia has an entry for BO'S not bo staffs. So yeah anyways, here's the shitty pencil test.

Cartoon violence is hard man. That amazing Warner Bros. crew did this shit the best. It is truly an art form, and after finally giving a go at it, I realize how awesome those animators were and how shitty I am.

Bo Jackson knows Robot Rights.

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

I'm Still Alive!

As some of you may know I was sick this past weekend, and progress on IIUM/KUS has been slowed slightly. But my thanks to everyone for sending in all of those lovely get well cards, cookie bouquets, and gift certificates- they really raised my spirits. And a big thanks to Noriko Fujinaka, who sent me this lovely drawing I've posted here. I don't know what it says, but it sure is cute. However I feel I have to make it clear that I don't have a cat, just in case anyone is thinking of sending some get well cat nip or something. I have no use for it.

But back to business, we are down to the single digits. . . barely. 9 shots left to animate/clean up. These are the big ones, but I shall plow through them or die trying. Well, I'll plow through them or get really tired trying.

Get well world.

Robot Rights.